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High School Activities/Clubs

High School Activities/Clubs

As part of our goal of getting students to want to come to school, we offer many different ways to get involved in clubs and other extracurricular opportunities. Every Friday, teachers spend a half hour hosting a club of their choosing—everything from art to woodworking. Approximately 75 percent of our students take advantage of these opportunities to learn something new and develop a better relationship with their teachers. Whether they’re involved in orchestra, mock trial, robotics club or any number of other available choices, students at North Scott High School find involvement in our clubs and other extracurricular activities to be both enjoyable and rewarding. Involvement is, of course, more than just fun. It can also help prepare students for the challenges of adult life. For a schedule of all activities, click here.

FCA (FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES:  
Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets once per week for food, fellowship, and study.  FCA uses athletics as a vehicle for lessons, discussions, and various activities designed to build relationships, improve faith, and impact others in a positive way.  In addition to weekly morning gatherings, FCA also provides several evening activities such as game nights, guest speakers (including professional athletes), and occasional post-game gatherings various homes.

Sponsor: Tony Stewart email tony.stewart@north-scott.k12.ia.us

FCCLA:
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is the ultimate leadership experience as a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.  It is one of the only student-led organizations in the nation.  Our students learn to become leaders that run the organization.  They attend local and state events.

Sponsor:  Alysse Mancusso email alysse.mancusso@north-scott.k12.ia.us

DESTINATION IMAGINATION:  
The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts and service learning. Students learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. The program is project-based, and teaches the creative process from imagination to innovation. At the start of the season, teams choose one of seven challenges. After weeks spent creating, developing, and practicing their solutions, teams may showcase their solutions at a local tournament. Top-scoring teams advance to state or national tournaments.

Sponsor: Heidi Redmond email heidi.redmond@north-scott.k12.ia.us

HISTORY DAY:  
National History Day (NHD) at North Scott is an opportunity for students in 7-12 grade. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. Our program at North Scott is part of this highly regarded national academic program.

Sponsor: Chris Green email chris.green@north-scott.k12.ia.us

MORNING STAR:  
NSHS students celebrate their creativity in the Fine Arts anthology, Morning Star.  All NSHS creative writers and artists are encouraged to submit their work: poems, short stories, plays, art, and/or photography.  Dedicated students should also consider joining the Morning Star staff.  Annual issues of Morning Star are distributed the beginning of May.

Sponsor Emily Hintze email emily.hintze@north-scott.k12.ia.us

NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION:  
The North Scott FFA chapter is an extension of the National FFA Organization.  This is a youth organization, which focuses on agriculture education and leadership development, cooperation and citizenship.  The National FFA Organization provides encouragement and recognition of the local chapter and members though their Supervise Agricultural Experience Program (SAE) and the many additional cooperative and community service activities.  

Sponsor:  Jacob Hunter email jacob.hunter@north-scott.k12.ia.us 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
The National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes outstanding high school students and serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.6 are invited to apply for membership the spring of their Sophomore or Junior year and then applications are scored and selected students are inducted into membership of North Scott's Phyllis Heuer Chapter of National Honor Society. Active members participate in regular meetings and service opportunities in our school and community.

Sponsor: Joanna Johnson email Joanna.johnson@north-scott.k12.ia.us

NEWSPAPER- THE LANCE:
Application form and procedures must be completed by the deadline established by the instructor before final registration. This course involves students reporting, writing, and editing the news as well as learning the newspaper layout procedures using InDesign desktop publishing and editing and updated school news blog. Students are expected to write news and feature stories as assigned for each issue and may apply for editor positions once on staff. Skills in leadership, interpersonal communications, and collaboration as a group member will also be emphasized in addition to required researching, writing, and interviewing skills. Student writing will focus on commentary, analysis and in-depth/investigative reports. In this outcome-based course, students will produce the newspaper and news blog. Students may repeat newspaper for a non-English elective credit. THIS COURSE DOES NOT FULFILL AN RAI CORE COURSE REQUIREMENT.  This is a co-curricular activity and may receive up to two elective credits.

Sponsor: Sean Chapman email sean.chapman@north-scott.k12.ia.us

SERVICE CLUB

Mission: Service Club is a student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership.
Vision: We are caring and competent servant leaders transforming communities to make a difference.
Core values: character building, caring and serving others to make a difference.
Service Club is a student led group that meets weekly to collaborate on how they can serve others beyond themselves. The sole purpose is to build compassion and service outside of self. The students do this by serving people or efforts in our community of Eldridge or surrounding communities in the Quad Cities.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (SAE) 
All students enrolled in an agricultural course are required to develop and maintain a Supervise Agricultural Experience Program (SAE). SAE programs include the process of keeping records on the production of any animal or field/horticultural crops, employment on a farm or in an agricultural business.  Students are also responsible for keeping record of al agricultural skills and competencies gained through classroom and laboratory experiences.  This experience-based activity is required for all agricultural classes.

Sponsor: Jacob Hunter email jacob.hunter@north-scott.k12.ia.us ​

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: 
Sponsor: Jennifer Unwin email jennifer.unwin@north-scott.k12.ia.us

TAG (Talented and Gifted):   
Please click here for information about TAG. A selection criteria is used for placement.   

Sponsor: Heidi Redmond email heidi.redmond@north-scott.k12.ia.us

THINKERS THROWDOWN:  
Thinker's Throwdown is a televised academic competition sponsored by Mediacom. This competition is a trivia-style competition that features thirty minute competitions between high school teams in the eastern Iowa and western Illinois region. Students compete in the areas of history, sports, pop culture, and science.

Sponsor: Heidi Redmond email heidi.redmond@north-scott.k12.ia.us

TRAP SHOOTING:  
This team is a program organized and supported through the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) through which gun clubs, shooting facilities and other organizations provide youth with opportunities to participate in organized, adult supervised, trap shooting activities leading to the Olympic styles of Bunker Trap and International Skeet.  The goal of the program is to give students the opportunity to represent their school in the life-long sport of shooting that is based on safety and responsibility.

Sponsor: Eric Long email nstrapclub@gmail.com

YEARBOOK –THE SHEILD:  
Recommendations:  Consent of instructor(s).  Successful completion in all English courses, especially writing; interest in current events, graphic design and print media.  Application forms and procedures must be completed by deadline(s) established by instructor(s) before final registration.   The students in yearbook class will produce the yearbook.  Students will study page design, copy writing, ad sales, and photography.  Each student should contribute to the production of the yearbook.  Work outside of class is required.  Students may repeat Yearbook for non-English elective credits.  THIS COURSE DOES NOT FULFILL AN RAI CORE COURSE REQUIREMENT.  This is a co-curricular activity and may receive up to two elective credits.

Sponsor: Michelle Mess email michelle.mess@north-scott.k12.ia.us

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